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Acknowledgement of country
AHL acknowledges the Kaurareg people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we operate the hostel. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.
Hostel details
Secondary Education
About this hostel

Our boarding hostels become a home away from home for First Nations high school students. While staying at our hostels, students enjoy a safe, comfortable and friendly environment that celebrates culture and respects the individual story of each student.

Our Canon Boggo Pilot Hostel includes 20 accommodation rooms (typically contain 2 single beds) with attached bathrooms. Two accommodation rooms are disability friendly with disability friendly bathrooms. We partner with Tagai State College.

Our students thrive in an environment offering:

  • laptops and tutoring to support educational goals 
  • nutritious meals designed by our in-house dietitians and cooked fresh at our hostels
  • after school and weekend activities and regular events
  • a home away from home that sees students arrive as strangers and leave as family.

Please read AHL's guide for students, parents and guardians for more information about our secondary education hostels. 

If you’d like to stay with us, please read and complete AHL's student boarding application form and email the completed form to

Student pricing
Please contact us to discuss.
Boarding fees are fully covered for students eligible for ABSTUDY Living Away from Home. To check eligibility, please call the Centrelink ABSTUDY line on 1800 132 317 or refer to the Services Australia website for more information.
Ibis Supermarket
250m away 121 Douglas St, Thursday Island QLD 4875
Hostel amenities
  • Parking
  • Laundry
  • BBQ Area
  • Dining Room
  • TV Room
  • Games Room
  • Accessibility
Hostel story

Boggo Pilot was born on Darnley Island in the Torres Strait. He worked as a teacher in the early part of his life and then studied to become an Anglican Priest. Canon Boggo Pilot spent many years planning and building a cultural centre on the Torres Strait Island Ministry site, Railway Estate on Thursday Island. He also preserved the spiritual heritage of Torres Strait Islander people through the publication of the ’Eastern and Western Hymn Book and liturgy: Torres Strait Island Ministry’ in 1975. It contains Anglican hymns and liturgy in the Eastern and Western Torres Strait languages.

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